Remember the pumpkin scones I made a little while back? Fantastic.
I have been itching to experiment more with scones ever since. When I came across this recipe on How Sweet It Is (another fantastic blog), my instant salivation told me it was the one.
Brown Sugar. Bacon. Cinnamon-sugared bacon, to be specific. In a pastry. With maple glaze.
These are a delicious breakfast treat! Try ‘em out with a cup of coffee.
Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is.
(for 8 scones)
2 cups flour
¼ cup brown sugar
1 ¼ tsp baking powder
¼ baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
¼ cup + 2tbsp (6 tbsp) cold butter
½ cup buttermilk (I’m way too lazy to go out and buy buttermilk, so I just mixed a scant ½ cup of milk with a tbsp of vinegar)
½ tsp vanilla
3 strips of cinnamon-sugared bacon, crumbled (you might want to make more, for eating purposes)
¾ tbsp maple syrup (I just guessed at measuring this one, since a ¾ tbsp measuring spoon is pretty uncommon)
1/8 tsp vanilla
a drop of milk
½ cup powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 425, grab a cookie sheet and cover with parchment paper.
2. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
3. Cut in the cold butter with a fork or your fingers until forms coarse crumbs.
4. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla, then beat in the egg. Fold in those scrumptious crumbles of bacon. I also threw in cinnamon chips on a whim.
5. From the dough into a big ball on a lightly floured surface. Flatten it out a little bit, it should be about 7” across. Sprinkle your cookie sheet with course sugar or brown sugar, then place the ball o’ dough onto your cookie sheet.
6. Cut the circle into 8 wedges of dough. (You can also do 6 bigger scones, but whatever floats your boat.) Melt a tbsp or so of butter, and brush the top of the scones with butter. Sprinkle some more course sugar or more brown sugar over the top.
7. Bake for 13-14 minutes. If the centers of your scones look gummy or doughy, they are not done. They should look completely dry.
8. Whip up the maple glaze by combining all the ingredients and mixing until smooth, and drizzle overtop when your scones have cooled slightly. Scrumptious.